Showing posts from September, 2015

DY Patil Vidyapeeth Pune AIPGET 2016 Notification

DY Patil Vidyapeeth Pune invites applications for AIPGET 2016. Last date to apply: 26-11-2015 Exam on: 04-12-2015

Medical Officer Recruitment at Tata Memorial Centre

The Tata Memorial Centre is recruiting Resident Medical Officer at Dr Ernest Borges Memorial Home, Kalanagar, Bandra, Mumbai The recruitment is on contract basis Expected qualification- MBBS Eligible candidates may appear for a Walk-in Interview and bring their Bio-data along with recent passport size photograph, original certificates and 1 set of copies of all certificates Date of Walk-in Interview- 28 th  September, 2015 Time- 10:30 am- 12:30 pm Venue- Room no.75, Ground floor, Palliative Medicine Dept., Main Bldg., Tata Memorial Hospital, Parel, Mumbai-400012 For contact information and other details, click-

One-third Indians suffer from hypertension: Cardiological Society of India survey

One-third of Indians are suffering from hypertension, of whom 60 per cent are not even aware that they have high blood pressure, a survey by Cardiological Society of India (CSI) has claimed. In the near future, experts say, such level of unawareness among people about risk factors of heart diseases could lead to a "colossal rise" of the disease burden. CSI President H K Chopra expressed his concern over the "steeply rising trend" of hypertension among Indians in the last two decades. "It is a red alert to the nation and people should take preventive measures to take stock of the situation. CSI will initiate coordinated efforts to curb this menace," he said. The survey, conducted to map the prevalence of high BP and the level of awareness about heart diseases and its risk factors, also revealed that a whopping 42 per cent of the population suffer from uncontrolled hypertension despite medication. "The survey pres

World Contraception Day 2015

There are a number of methods of contraception ranging from male and female condoms to hormonal pills, contraceptive implants, injections and intrauterine devices. Contraceptive methods like condoms also help prevent  sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) . The type of contraceptive method used depends on the individual's preference. The safety of contraceptive methods should be evaluated with a doctor's advice before proceeding with a chosen method. World Contraception Day This global campaign was launched in 2007 with the vision that every pregnancy should be "wanted."  World Contraception Day  (WCD) is observed on 26th September every year to increase awareness about contraception and  safe sex . The campaign has been disseminating critical information to enable young people make informed choices when it comes to sex, pregnancy, sexual health and reproductive issues.  The rationale behind WCD is to prevent the physical and psychological trauma

ESI IMO Recruitment Notification 2015

Online Applications (through website of ESIC at are invited for filling up the post of Insurance Medical Officer (IMO) Grade – II (Allopathic) in ESIC Hospitals/Dispensaries  throughout India. Total number of vacancies : 450 Last date to apply: 10 th  November 2015 Details at:

Infant dies due to dengue, family goes on a rampage in KEM hospital

Dengue death repeats itself in Mumbai days after a similar case of a young boy succumbing to the infection was reported in the capital city Delhi. Death due to dengue shock syndrome of a three-year-old boy in the city limits led to a ghastly fight between hospital doctors and relatives at KEM hospital following which resident doctors went on a strike in tertiary-care hospital Friday morning. The young boy, Abu Sufian, resident of Shivaji Nagar, Govandi, was brought to the hospital at 11 pm on Thursday with non recordable pulse and blood pressure. According to a resident doctor, the family was immediately counseled about the critical condition of their child and non-availability of pediatric intensive care unit beds. “We had also taken high risk consent. Inspite of non availability of the ICU bed, relatives were ready to admit in general ward. All necessary medications were started,” said Dr Sagar Mundada, president of Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors.At around 4 am

India tops in supplying doctors to West

India continues to retain its position as the world's top supplier of expatriate doctors to 34 member countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)  followed by China. Most new immigrants to OECD countries - taking migration statistics in totality - though, originated from China, with India occupying the fourth slot. According to OECD's recent report on International Migration Outlook (2015), as many as 86,680 Indian expatriate doctors (statistics relate to 2010-11) worked in OECD countries, which include the US, EU countries and Switzerland, to name a few. The number of expatriate Indian doctors jumped from 56,000 in 2000-01 to nearly 87,000 in 2010-11, but the corresponding expatriation rates have risen only by one-half of a percentage point to 8.6%. The US employs 60% of the expatriate Indian doctors, with the UK being the second leading employer. China, with 26,583 expatriate doctors in 2010-11 occupied the second slot. Philip

Free treatment in medical colleges in Bengal

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee today said all services in the 13 state-run medical colleges would be offered free to all patients within a month. The populist announcement, which widens coverage that was so far confined to patients below the poverty line, has stoked concerns that the quality of medical services could be compromised. One area of worry is the fate of emergency purchases, which are usually funded by the fee paid by patients. "We will provide free health care facilities in all state-run medical colleges. All services, including surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy, will be made free within a month," Mamata told a meeting organised by the minority affairs department at Netaji Indoor Stadium today. The announcement, made almost eight months before the Assembly polls, drew applause from the audience. Elsewhere, it triggered fear of delay in delivering services, compounded by the rise in the number of patients. Sources said government ho

Midwifing efficient healthcare

Guest article by Dr. (Prof.) Anand Krishnan The writer is Professor of Community Medicine at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi Devi Shetty has recently argued in these columns (September 10) how red tape is strangling the health system in India and is not allowing simple interventions which can transform healthcare to happen. Without belittling his argument, and while acknowledging his achievement as a cardiac surgeon and in running Narayana Hrudayala, let me offer a different viewpoint. I work with community health and my experience is in looking at the health care pyramid from the bottom. He starts by saying that maternal and infant mortality rates in India will not come down because we do not have skilled manpower; he recommends creation of more skilled and specialist manpower like obstetricians. However, today more than 80% of all deliveries occur in health facilities due to the government creating an enabling environment and infrastructure. There i